Kaboom
Kaboom

(From the Balcony) This is 2013 not 1813 or even 1985. One would think that common sense would be the rule, not ideological clap trap. If it is right, then do it! I am not a fan of the second amendment as it is interpreted today. I think if you need to hunt for food then use a rifle. If you are sport hunting you should use a bow and arrow or a knife. I think you should be able to look the animal in the eye before you kill it. If you need a magazine in your semi-automatic military style gun to go hunting, you need glasses. You are a terrible shot. Crazy people or people who have used a gun before in a crime, shouldn’t have guns. I know the argument about the second amendment. Chip away at that, then what’s next, free speech, freedom from a state sponsored religion? I know, but over the years we have added and subtracted from the constitution. So in my mind, it’s time to bring the second amendment up to the 21st century. Background checks, limited magazine capacity, banning military assault rifles. What is the problem? Money masquerading as freedom? It seems like a common sense proposal which ensures our freedom, not limits it. Newtown was four months ago, but the problem remains. 90+% of the American people want universal background checks even at gun shows. Let’s stop the paranoia that the government will come for you. Time to go out an buy a bow and arrow and give the animals a fighting chance.

Then comes how Republican controlled houses in states are trying to make it even harder for people to vote. Way to go! How very American of you! Voter fraud? Non existent. Poor people voting Democratic? Tons. So what is a good old boy supposed to do. Demand photo-ID, cut to almost nothing early voting times. Close polling stations in minority neighborhoods. Create long lines. This new type of “poll taxing” harkens back to an era when whitey was in charge. Enough! The people will not take it for much longer. Hopefully the revolution will be gun-less. When the only voice of the people is silenced it will not take long for the shouting to begin.

and so it goes…